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Harmonica Lessons: 3rd Position Intermediate: Minor Pentatonic Scale

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[MUSIC]
The other thing that you can do in this
key very easily is
the minor pentatonic scale.
Now, the major pentatonic scale
in a major key plays one,
two, three, five, six.
The minor pentatonic scale
in a minor key plays one,
three, four, five, seven.
So, in D, that is D,
F, G, A, C.
[LAUGH] So.
[MUSIC]
And it's a lot like the blues
scale, the blues licks.
Except the blues has that flatted fifth.
[MUSIC]
The minor pentatonic scale doesn't, so
it's just one little note different.
It's really good to know this,
because you can use these minor pentatonic
scales in all different kinds of music.
And you can change it around a little
if you want to make it bluesy.
But it's basically
there
[MUSIC].
You can play it all the way from
the bottom to the top of the harmonica in
the Dorian mode.
And then, you can start doing
these exercises with it.
Playing it leapfrog style, or
one, two, three, four style.
I'll show you.
So, if you go up, I'll do it from four.
[MUSIC].
Etcetera, etcetera.
I'm going up the pentatonic
scale one station at a time.
So it's
[MUSIC].
Same five notes, no more no less.
And on the bottom of the harmonica,
it involves of course,
the bends
[MUSIC].
And there's lots of
fusion bends that do
licks like
[MUSIC].
All sorts of minor pentatonic licks.
It's all there, coming out of your ears.
And it's very easy to do those on the
diatonic harmonica in the key of D Minor.
[MUSIC]